Dr. A.R. Bernard
Founding Pastor, Christian Cultural Center (New York City, NY)
The Rev. A. R. Bernard, Sr. is founding pastor of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center in New York City, and founder of the Brooklyn Preparatory School and Cultural Arts Academy Charter School.
He served as President of the Council of Churches of the City of New York representing 1.5 million Protestants, Anglicans, and Orthodox Christians. He has a Master of Urban Studies and a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Wagner College and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary.